BUNGALOWER’S TOP 21 WEEKEND EVENT PICKS, DEC 15-17

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Grandma Party Bazaar is this Sunday

Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” in our main menu. Don’t forget that this weekend is Small Business Saturday so be sure to shop local!

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The Book of Mormon

December 12 @ 8:00 pm – December 17 @ 10:00 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” Click HERE to get information on their ticket lottery – only $25 bucks a ticket.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

Bowl Your Socks Off Holiday Social

December 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Colonial Lanes Orlando400 N Primrose Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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‘Tis the season for balls, pins, and festive socks! Because nothing bonds people like beer… er… bowling and banter. Invite your colleagues, your clients, your family and your friends—everyone is welcome at this holiday social. This community is only as great as those of us investing in it, so to show you how awesome we think you are the bowling is on us.

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Holiday Movies in the Park:National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

December 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola ParkOrlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map

Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, Downtown Orlando is offering holiday events for all to enjoy! Grab a blanket and join the Downtown Development Board and MIX 105.1 on December 15, 2017 at Lake Eola Park to enjoy a free showing of the holiday movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl

December 15 @ 8:00 pm – December 16 @ 1:00 am
Hooch25 Wall St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl Orlando Pub Crawl is doing it again! And with the help of Orlando Sport and Social Club, Guys with Ties Ambassadors, Mel’s Bad Girls Club and 101one WJRR! It’s time to crawl and help out a great cause during the holidays.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

A Toughbiker Crankmas

December 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tough Biker Orlando ​is an urban, crit-style mountain/cyclocross bike challenge through downtown city streets, public parks and parking garages. Tough Biker is committed to helping at-risk youth through the sport of mountain biking. Proceeds benefit charities who assist hungry/homeless at-risk youth in Central Florida.

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Miller’s Hardware 72nd Annual Customer Appreciation Party

December 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Millers Hardware143 W Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States 
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Please come and join us on 12/16 Saturday at the store for our Annual Customer Appreciation Party 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We will have all of the grills out and in full effect Big Green Egg Weber Green Mountain Pellet Grills We will be cooking up alot of tasty options such as Turkey, Ham, Pork Butts, Ribs, Brisket and much much more! For those who get a bit thirsty we will have a complementary bar set up as well.

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Soundwalk

December 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mead Botanical Garden1300 S Denning Dr
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States 
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Registered Event. This is a non-alcoholic event. Join ACA as we explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world. Each walk is beneficial for people of all ages to de-stress, focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment. Free, and open to the public. Limited to 20 participants. Register to secure your spot.

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AutoNation Cure Bowl and Andy Grammer Pre-Game Concert

December 16 @ 2:30 pm
Camping World Stadium1 Citrus Bowl Place
Orlando, FL 32805 United States 
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The Battle Continues. The AutoNation Cure Bowl features a great matchup of NCAA teams, Georgia State University vs. Western Kentucky University with the goal to tackle breast cancer. Plus, Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Andy Grammer, headlines a Pre-Game Concert.

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Orlando Zine Fest 2017

December 16 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Will’s Pub1042 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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50+ of Orlando’s local zinesters, artists, small press publishers, and writers–plus some folks from farther afield–celebrate and support independent publishing and DIY/T with Orlando Zine Fest 2017 on Saturday, December 16 outside of Will’s Pub/Lil Indie’s in the ambitiously appellated Dirty Laundry Amphitheatre. Free entry (of course) – accessible venue – swap and/or buy!

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Shrimp Boil at Redlight Redlight

December 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Redlight Redlight2810 Corrine Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Enjoy Central Florida seafood at Redlight Redlight on December 16th. We will be boiling up some local shrimp, clams, sausage, corn and potatoes… there will also be optional blue crab available. Get there early before we sell out. $16 per shrimp boil $2 per crab.

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6th Annual Christmas Light Ride!

December 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Retro City Cycles1806 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804 United States 
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Please join us for our 6th Annual Christmas Light Ride! Saturday, December 16, at 7 pm! We will take a ride through Ivanhoe Village and College Park to take in the great light displays. Ride will be about 6 miles at a casual pace, all bikes welcome! Don’t forget to decorate your bike.

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Florida is Loud 2017 at Will’s Pub

December 16 @ 7:00 pm
Will’s Pub1042 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Florida is Loud 2017 at Will’s Pub Holly Hunt Shroud Eater Junior Bruce Meatwound Other Body Ad Nauseum Wørsen Horsewhip Ether

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Annual Wekiva Island Boat Parade

December 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wekiva Island1014 Miami Springs Dr
Longwood, FL 32779 United States 
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Join us for our annual boat parade along the Wekiva River and experience our Winter Wonderland complete with snow flurries, Christmas lights, and decorations galore! General admission is free, but parking and entry is not guaranteed once we reach capacity. We encourage you to carpool, Uber, Lyft and arrive early to snag a spot or purchase a VIP ticket for guaranteed entry.

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Georgio ‘the Dove’ Valentino + Swords of Fatima @TheFalcon

December 16 @ 10:00 pm
The Falcon819 E Washington St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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The prodigal Dove returns– and in greater numbers. Nomadic goth crooner Georgio ‘the Dove’ Valentino invites Los Angeles worldpunk duo the Swords of Fatima for a tour of his home state. Together they’ll celebrate the release of Dove’s latest– and last– album, the globe-spanning 17″ vinyl set The Future Lasts a Long Time.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

Grandma Party Bazaar 2017!

December 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Stardust Video & Coffee1842 E Winter Park Rd
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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It’s the fifteenth Grandma Party Bazaar and you’re invited! Bring your friends on December 17th for the best Sunday of the year. Grandma Party is you and me and all of us making it happen, so you’d better be there because it just won’t be the same without you. As always, the party will be held in the parking lot of Stardust Video & Coffee starting at 10 a.m. and closing at Sundown.

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Brunch and Booch Dec 17th

December 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Downtown CREDO706 W Smith St
Orlando, FL 32804 United States 
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The new and improved Credos is open and we are excited about Brunch this week! So join us this Sunday for the big reveal! Vegan Brunch and Booch with Joe’s Oat Patties and Orlando City Kombucha. Great food and great vibes!

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Orlando Punk Rock Flea Market

December 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Will’s Pub1042 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Records, shirts, toys, comics, motorcycle and car parts, and whatever is out in the garage collecting dust. If you’re interested in setting up, please DM me to be put on the vendor list. Space is limited, as we will be set up in the old laundromat parking lot. Vendors with heat sensitive items will be placed under the overhang out of direct sunlight. If you are approved to set up, you’ll be responsible for your own tent and tables.

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Holiday Pop Swap Market

December 17 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Lovely Boutique Market2906 Corrine Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Come and find the most unique gifts for your family and friends at The Holiday Pop Swap Market in Audubon Park on Sunday, December 17th. Stroll through vendors with vintage, vinyl, & handcrafted products. We’ll have several food trucks and more! You never know what you’ll find!

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Audubon Park Garden District Holiday Dessert Tour

December 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Audubon Park Garden DistrictOrlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

Bring your sweet tooth on this 3 hour-ish walking and tasting tour of the Audubon Park Garden District, also known as Orlando’s dessert district. Your tour guide will take you to Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Gideon’s Bakehouse, The Gourmet Muffin, Olde Hearth Bread Company, Sprinkles Jewelry and Gifts, Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux Cafe and behind the scenes at Gezellig Cookies.

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SFS for The Holidays: Country Covers w/ Kevin Maines, Jestelle, Miller & Khan, Sean Holcomb Luke Wagner Amy Robbins & More at Will’s Pub

December 17 @ 6:15 pm
Will’s Pub1042 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Warm your Southern Fried hearts this season with your favorite classic country tunes, performed by many Orlando area musicians. Everyone 18+ is invited to share a laid-back night with a home-cooked dinner – by Clay BBQ Watson – and the spirits of the season, while enjoying short sets of mixed Country Covers and a few holiday tunes too.

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Katy Perry: Witness The Tour

December 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Amway Center400 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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Swish swish, bish.

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